Today, I decided to leave Hubby here to deal with the multiple kids and the house, and make the trek up to Hammer's Asperger's Teen group.
My reasons for doing so were two-fold. One, I wanted to meet Hammer's group leader (who I did know previously), meet the parents, and hear the group wrap up/goals for myself. Two, I thought Hubby deserved to try to deal with the mania that is the house.
He tends to take on a 'sainted' air when he has to run around sometimes, and I wanted him to see that being the one 'on point' at home isn't always the easiest either. <<vbeg>>
However, so you don't think me a slouch today, I did help Hammer with schoolwork, shower myself (even washed and blow dried the hair), finish a book, start another book, check homework with Fuzzy and Pumpkin, take Pumpkin shopping for science project supplies, and supervised and helped to make the science project, too, all before leaving the house at 5:10 pm.
Hammer and I didn't hit traffic, and we had enough time to hit Starbucks. I got an Iced Venti Vanilla Breve Latte, and he got a sweetened Iced Half Black Tea/Half Lemonade, also Venti sized. Yum.
The center has it set up that while your kids are in the group with the lead therapist and two facilatators, all the parents wait together in a specific room. During the last 10 minutes, the facilatators finish with the kids, while the therapist comes to privately go over the session with the parents. It is really great.
I was very pleased to see Janine, the therapist, who used to be a facilatator, a few years back. She now has her Master's, her certification, and is working on her PhD. Lovely young lady. :-)
Hammer and I then stopped at Wendy's on the way home where we had the slowest fast food experience EVER! ACK! I wanted to scream! It took 15 minutes for them to finish the one, yes, JUST 1, person in front of me, and take my order! ACK!
Of course, the first two weeks Hubby had no problems. I barely got Hammer to Scouts on time. Anyhow, I did get him there, but he had to run into the bathroom pretty fast, I don't know if he got into the meeting before it 'officially' opened. Poop happens, right? lol
Hubby and all the kids should be home from Scouts soon. By the way, Pumpkin is LOVING Boy Scouts! She doesn't care that she is an 'unofficial' member, loves learning all the knots, first aid, and survival info, and the other Scouts have been great to her!
Oh, and I should explain for my newer readers about my coffee!
I have this awesome coffee maker called the Keurig B70 Platinium and it uses individual cups called K-cups, to make a perfectly hot, fresh, brewed cup of coffee, in the size you choose, each and every time.
You can see the coffee maker and check out the K-cups here online, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters this is also where I belong to a coffee delivery service that automatically keeps me in K-cups. Unfortunately, they just put in a new computer system, and my auto-delivery was very late!!! And, we ran out of K-cups. We can buy some locally, but not our favorites!
I say 'we' because my mom has a Keurig B60 upstairs. She became totally addicted to the fresh brewed EVERY single time, too! LOL
Okay... probably TMI... but now you understand!